Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas January 30


Your Book and Author Success Is Just a Listen Away … and a HUGE part of your success is directly related to your investment. Yes, money is needed in most cases. And so is YOUR TIME. Weekly, I create a podcast that is peppered with tips, tricks, insiders ahas and strategies to leapfrog you over other authors.

My question for you is: Are you investing in your time – it’s just less than an hour each week, to learn from the publishing, marketing, publicity, fill-in-the blank masters that I bring to you? They are “tops” in their consulting, advice, book production, author support—you name it field in and around all things BOOKS.
Within  the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing weekly radio podcasts that I do, you get the cream of the crop for your listening and learning pleasure. Your investment is TIME … will you?

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So … I have a few questions for you:

  • Have you subscribed to the weekly AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing radio show that many of the top publishing service providers sponsor?
  • Did you know that it is carried on iTunes and you can subscribe here?
  • Did you know that every week, it has new content, new topics and a different expert guest?
  • And did you know that there are no repeats of any show when I am traveling, speaking at a writer’s conference, or it’s a “holiday”? All I do is pre-record in advance if I can’t be in the studio during the “live” time slot.

As January came to a close, I put on my “Book Shepherd” hat and revisited some of the recent shows featured—the nuggets of within all produced “ahas” (which I personally love when I get to get new goodies) … things I didn’t know … and should be shouted out to all within my community. Including:


An excellent show on the SIX critical and essential elements for creating a successful book with myself and Michele Delippo of—loved the awesome tip that came in on creating an alternate cover for thumbnails—you want to listen to this podcast:


Loved the insights from e-book pro Ellen Violette on a variety of strategies for authors in setting up the essential steps to an #ebook launch. Learn the differences between KDP and Countdown on Amazon’s platfor; how to determine the correct pricing; and why it’s hot to do free in the first few days of the ebook launch.

Great Podcast with Mark Coker on savvy pre-selling strategies for author’s  #book up to 12 months prior to publication PLUS love all the ideas for expand #ebook sales into libraries—both in North America and U.K.—hot, listen to the Podcast: 

An email list (even when small in number)ranks as the #1 marketing tool when it comes to selling boatloads of books. Don’t miss The Book Shepherd Judith Briles and Publicity Hound Joan Stewart in this fast and tons of information show. Quick tips, Essential tools—download Joan’s Cheat Sheet for Authors: 10 Profitable Ways to Use eMail to Delight Your Fans!Podcast: 


Get the essential steps that authors need to know; need to take to avoid the #1 kiss of death a book can incur. The Book Shepherd Judith Briles and Book Designer Nick Zelinger ( explore the RTP—the Rush to Publish Syndrome … something that both Newbies and Oldie Authors keep falling into—this show was generated as they both shared there broadening frustration with authors—both newbies and experience who were cutting corners and creating what their experiences shouted: “OMG, it’s more publishing garbage.” Listen to podcast via @AuthorU:

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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a signature - Judith TRNmembership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 34 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #34 was published this summer: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Get your copy.

Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2016, the dates are June 23-25th.  Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Network at .

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